The Roman Temple of Augustus

Tucked away inside a medieval building in the Gothic quarter of Barcelona, these 9m high Corinthian-style columns are nearly as old as the city itself.

The Temple of Augustus dates back to the first century BC and was part of the Forum at the centre of the Roman city of Barcino.

The remains of a Roman Temple in Barcelona's Gothic Quarter
Columns of the Temple of Augustus

Unlike the majority of Roman buildings that were torn down and built on top of. The columns of the Temple of Augustus remained intact and were incorporated into the medieval buildings built around them.

During the first half of the twentieth century, the Gothic building was purchased by the Centre Excursionista de Catalunya (Hiking Club of Catalonia), which gave Catalan architect Lluís Domènech the task of restoring the columns and constructing a courtyard to display them to the public.

The remains of the Temple of Augustus in Barcelona's Gothic Quarter
The remains of the Temple of Augustus


C/ Paradís 10, Barcelona

How to get there:

The nearest metro stop is Jaume I on the green line (L4).
Bus routes: 17, 19, 40 and 45

Opening hours:

Monday10:00 – 14:00
Tuesday – Saturday10:00 – 19:00
Sunday10:00 – 20:00
Public holidays*10:00 – 14:00

*Jan 1st, May 1st, June 24th and December 25th CLOSED

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